Transform Your Career and Be Unstoppable!

Ladies, it’s time to face facts; we are behind the eight ball when it comes to the business world.

While much has changed for women in the workplace during our lifetime, we still need to catch up, and as a result, we’re still not reaching the pinnacle of our potential.

The mission of Be Iconic Business is to help get you there. Expert advisors and curated articles from the best sources are directed solely to you as a woman to help you succeed and the power impact of dressing in the workplace is addressed front and center to catapult your business journey

Light in Dark Places…Shame

“Shame on you!” or “I am so ashamed of you!” Are those phrases buried in you somewhere from your childhood days when you unknowingly did something that tremendously annoyed a grownup? Don’t let these messages sabotage your plans for success. BIS Contributor Debbie Lane tells us how.

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The Myth of the “Simple” Will

Life can be complicated…and for that matter, so can death. And death can be that much more complicated—for our loved ones—when we don’t have our affairs in order. This month BIS contributor Lorie Burch focuses on the importance of a will, and why, even if you’re not affluent, they are never simple. This short but impactful article is a must-read for ALL of us!

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Dress for Success Tailored to Fit Your Budget – Final Sale

When it comes to gauging one’s success, the handbag that you carry is second only to the shoes that you wear in terms of letting others know where you fall in the spectrum. That being said, I will always urge you to invest in your bags. You will love shopping for the investment bags that you covet at a fraction of the price you would pay if you walked into any of the retailers who carry them… See what we’ve found at The RealReal that you’re going to love!

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Tailored to Fit Your Budget

Whether you’re a seasoned BIS member or brand new to the site, one concept bears repeating every single month; if you are serious about climbing the ladder of success in your workplace, you must dress the part! Our partnership with The RealReal makes building your essential wardrobe that much easier. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Dress for Success

Professional business attire is a staple in any woman’s closet, and we’ve found some fabulous choices for you this month. Click, shop, and build your business essentials wardrobe!

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How to Charm Anyone

If you want to light up a room (and who doesn’t?), remember this cardinal rule: The key to charming others may not be in what you say, but what you do. Listening is one thing you can do to become more captivating. The way you interact with the world is noticed by others and can attract others to you. When entering a room, observing those in the room and being yourself when you encounter new faces can leave a lasting impression.

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Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations

Have you ever returned to the office Monday morning feeling just as exhausted as you were on Friday afternoon? You are not alone—new research shows that without practicing mindfulness on the weekends, most people fall into this trap. The good news? Research also shows that simply shifting your mindset can have transformative effects on your emotional experience.

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Successful Packing for Business Trips

When packing for a work trip the key is to make it as effortless and simple as possible. You kill a couple birds with one stone, so to speak, by minimizing what you take… and less luggage is such a joy!

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Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. BIS Contributor Kelly Kunst helps ease your mind with five easy tips to take into consideration when tackling the task at hand.

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From Flat Broke to Millionaire

Meet three women who turned “scraping by” into “crushing it” in the business world. Be sure to read the inspirational stories behind how each of them went from flat broke to millionaires.

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Light in the Dark Places…Unwarranted Fear

Merriam Webster defines fear as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger and/or anxious concern” and unwarranted as “without a basis in reason or fact.” So, what do we do to quit living in unwarranted fear so that we can enjoy life fully? BIS Contributor Debbie Lane shows us the way.

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Coaching: Does Fear Really Exist?

Are you tired of tolerating the fears that live inside you—those pesky doubts that hold you back? Learn how to face your fears when you read this enlightening article by Ana Loi.

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Travel Etiquette–Scotland

We at Be Iconic Style are all about travel—but adventures abroad means a whole new set of rules for etiquette that many folks don’t think twice about. Fortunately for us, BIS contributor Colleen Rickenbacher has done the research for us! This month Colleen shares all we need to know about traveling in Scotland with finesse.

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How Melinda Gates Gets the Job Done

Co-running the largest private foundation, being a mother of three and opening a new venture that invests in women in the technology industry are just a few of the things that make us love Melinda Gates. She is equal parts fiercely driven and soft and compassionate, and we think you will be inspired to pursue greatness by entering into her world for even a moment.

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How Olivia Munn Learned to Invest Like a Boss

Let’s be honest. The concept of investing in the stock market is intimidating for most of us. How do we know where to invest our money? What is ROI? How does it all work anyway? Actress and model Olivia Munn used to feel the same way, but she started small and put her money toward products she knew and loved (hello, Uber) and now she’s encouraging you to do the same. Her interview with InStyle highlights the power of curiosity and always, always asking questions.

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Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope with Setbacks.

In a time that online image and perfectly-curated Instagram feeds can replace a more accurate understanding of the lives of those around us, it’s more important than ever for us to be reminded that failure is more than okay. In fact, it’s an expected part of our human experience! The Wall Street Journal found multiple top universities across the country that believe this so strongly they have implemented curriculum to drive the point home. So give this a read and then go out and do something new today! You got this.

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Ssshh! For Loud People

We’ve all been in those situations…We’re in a setting, minding our own business, and someone nearby is speaking so loudly we feel we’re a part of their conversation. This month our friend friend and BIS Contributor, Colleen Rickenbacher shares how to react and how best to deal with exactly this type of situation.

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Initiative & Leadership

This month we share a segment from Napoleon Hill’s “The Law of Success”—a life- and game-changer. The subject matter deals with initiative and leadership, and if you follow Mr. Hill’s counsel, you will be 95% ahead of the norm.

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Think and Grow Rich

When it comes to teaching how to succeed in business, few people do it better than Napoleon Hill.
If you haven’t read any of his books you’re going to want to. I have billionaire (yes, billionaire) friends, who consider his work their business bibles. “Think and Grow Rich” will change your view of life and business forever. Read on!

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Legacy Family Planning—I’m OK

Asking for help is something that many of us learn to reject early on in life, and yet it is a necessary skill that we all need to hone… not only to make our own lives easier, but also to make life easier for our loved ones when having to deal with end-of-life decision making. Be sure read this very important article!

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Does Email Rule Your Life?

The average person in business, either as an employee or as an entrepreneur, receives over 150 emails a day. It is no wonder that we spend at least 2-3 hours a day, living in our inbox. It is the predominant method of communicating in the business world. Does your email communication need some improving?

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Three Myths Women Have About a Texas Divorce

If you’re a married woman considering divorce, or a single woman considering marriage in the state of Texas, you’re going to want to know the truth about the three biggest myths around divorce. BIS Contributor Rebecca Armstrong sorts them out for us.

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The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

There’s an old saying, you don’t get second chances on changing a first impression…And one of the most important first impressions you will ever make is meeting a potential employer. The first milliseconds are crucial and this article written for The Wall Street Journal will teach you everything you need to know on how to perfect the first impression.

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Abundance – Coach Ana

What does abundance mean to you—and do you ever feel that you truly have it? How can we create abundance for ourselves? BIS Contributor Ana Loi answers these questions in this thought provoking article.

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. Be sure you watch this wildly entertaining and hugely educational TED Talk!

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The Abundance Factor

I was introduced to The Abundant Factor movie by my business coach for whom I have learned to have massive trust and respect. The movie is incredible and is guaranteed to change you in so many ways. It expands your view of abundance and you get to learn from most of the world’s foremost teachers on success. This movie will blow your mind…it did mine. Be sure to check this out!

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Business & Confidence

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives’ biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. How can we avoid such regret? Read on!

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. This video is a must-see for sure!

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Life as a Journey–with Bethany Williams

If life is a journey and yours is boring and mundane, why not change it? The simple strategies Bethany Williams shares for creating an exciting and fulfilling life, both personally and professionally, will blow your mind. So listen up and get ready for change!

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Quote for Inspiration – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou has gifted us with many life lessons in her 86 years on this earth… and this one in particular is one that we should all pay close attention to. Read it, ponder it, and then watch a short video in which she explains its importance to Oprah.

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Lifestyle Design from the Himalayas with Bethany Williams

Lifestyle design…It’s not something we learn in school, we don’t teach it to our children, and we don’t understand that we can design the lifestyle and the lives that we want to live. This month Bethany challenges you to go out and live the adventure of a lifetime and create the life and lifestyles you truly want to live. It’s about creating “happy” for you… whatever that looks like. Follow Bethany as she treks through Nepal and shares with you how rid yourself of the anchors that are keeping you back and from living the life you truly want to live.

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Watches—A True Investment

A good watch is a non-negotiable when we are talking about building your essential, dress-for-success wardrobe. You may or may not be a watch fan, but either way, you need to know watches are a must—and I do mean must.

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14 Things Busy Women Need to Survive Whatever the Day Throws at Them

When it comes right down to it, we never know exactly how each day is going to wind up for us…And, quite frankly, we all suffer through those unexpected surprises that we have to work through. Some days are so intense that we forget that we haven’t had breakfast or lunch…and on others we rush out the door so quickly we forget to put on our lipstick. While no two days look the same, we can always be a little better prepared…and this article from Glamour tackles just that. Read on for inspiration!

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Reflections on an Incredible Journey

Taking vacations is a part of self-care that all-to-often gets neglected in the hustle and bustle of our busy daily lives. Those of you who know me well know of my love for Greece… and memories of my trips there are never far from my mind. I’m going to share some of those memories with you to get you in the mood for planning your next getaway…wherever that may be. Make sure you get and take all of your vacation time…you deserve it!

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Dress for Success—Part II

Do you have what it takes to catapult your career into the stratosphere? Looking the part will take you far if you know what makes up an essential power wardrobe! Look like a million dollars and move up the career ladder with ease when you know how to dress the part. This is a must read!

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Dress for Success–February

Professional business attire is a staple in any woman’s closet, and we’ve found some fabulous choices for this month. Click, shop, and build your business essentials wardrobe!

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Ways to Say ‘No’ More Effectively

Why is it so very hard to just say “No”? And above and beyond that, why is it even harder to say no to the people you are closest to? If you are a people-pleaser, you are the most prone to this dilemma. Read all about how you can flip this issue around and become the queen of setting healthy boundaries in this fabulous article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Holiday Etiquette—Gift Giving for Business

Holidays should be a wonderful time, yet we let the moment get away from us. BIS Contributor Colleen Rickenbacher helps with a few suggestions for holiday cheer when you are attending an office, professional party or participate in other celebratory situations.

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Dress for Success: Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are simply an extension of your job. That said, you need to be polished and impressive. Misjudging your holiday look could absolutely hurt, or even tank your career, so we’re going to help you prepare for such events.

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Holiday Tech Tools for Work

The holidays are the perfect time of year to gift tech tools to loved ones. Shower business savvy professionals and those on the rise with tools they need for success this holiday season. We love being the one to show you the best ways to be connected, in the know, and style-ready with technology!

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How 10 Powerful Women Practice ‘Self-Care Sunday’

We women often neglect taking care of ourselves for a multitude of reasons but what we all need to understand is that self-care is essential to taking care of ourselves, and in order to help others we have to start with ourselves. Treating yourself well is the best thing you can do for you and this SELF article reveals how 10 powerful women practice their “self-care Sunday.”

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